Business survey reveals reasons for optimism
5:03pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
There is “real room for optimism” within the business community of Fishguard and Goodwick the chairman of the twin town’s Chamber of Trade and Tourism, has said.
A recent survey of the chamber’s 141 members and 18 non-members revealed that 65% of members are confident or quite confident about the future of their business, with 93% of the non-members either very confident or confident.
The report, commissioned by the chamber and written by French undergraduate Pierre Patout, revealed that a third of the businesses have a national or international business client focus, with the remainder of members concentrating on the very important local market.
The survey calculated that, of the twin town’s 1,000 employees, 58% are directly employed by members of the chamber.
“Despite economic difficulties there was real room for optimism,” said chamber chairman Michael Charlton.